We mock the Occupy movement relentlessly because it’s simply impossible to take them seriously. Practically every day in every “occupied” city the protesters either cause problems or make fools of themselves — or both.
Take for example this completely ridiculous incident in Los Angeles captured on video by Ringo recently. An OccupyLA leader rounds up a contingent of 40 volunteers — described by Ringo as “a handful of anarchist types with bandanas around their faces, a few angry young Latino-Communists, a couple of hippies, four or five shady looking guys with shaved heads, punk rock girls with blue hair, some normal looking teenage girls, and a man with a giant psychedelic paper-mache chicken head” — to march through the streets of LA for the specific purpose of blocking traffic.
Ringo followed along, camera in hand, and recorded the action as the protesters for no visible reason other than to piss people off ran into intersections and screamed abuse at random commuters.